DUBAI, Apr 1 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cautioned UAE citizens not to travel to the Kingdom of Thailand at the present time, due to the tense political situation in the country, unless in cases of extreme necessity.
It noted that the warning comes from the ministry’s keenness on the safety of Emiratis abroad.
The statement was made by Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said: “The ministry is closely following developments in Thailand and has assigned, in coordination with the UAE Embassy in the country, an operations room that works round-the-clock in order to follow citizens’ conditions there.”
He also urged UAE citizens in Thailand to avoid gatherings and demonstrations, adding that they should coordinate with the UAE Embassy in Thailand on the following numbers: 006624024000, 0066871108785 and on the operations department at 0244449600 in cases of need.
He added that the ministry is in continuous communication and follow-up with the UAE Embassy in Thailand in order to ensure that Emiratis are safe.
Al Hamed called on all citizens to comply fully with warnings until further notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that citizens should be careful when travelling abroad. He added that they should read instructions and travel tips on the website of the ministry as well as register for the “My Presence” service dedicated to UAE citizens. — WAM